1st and 10 Foundation - Chad Pennington's 1st and 10 Foundation.

Grant Guidelines

Applications will be evaluated on basis of:

  • How the program fulfills the principles of the 1st and 10 foundation.
  • How the program meets the needs of the community
  • How the program will be implemented and evaluated. Please include the procedures used to track and measure progress and outcome goals objectively.
  • How the program will sustain outcomes for the community beyond the grant period.



  • In general, the following are not areas that the 1st and 10 Foundation supports:
  • Organizations without 501c(3) tax-exempt charitable organization status
  • Churches and schools – though these have 501©(3) status, they do not meet the criteria of charitable organizations.
  • Fundraising and sponsorship events (e.g., golf tournaments, telethons, banquets)
  • Groups outside of Southern West Virginia and East Tennessee
  • Projects/groups benefiting an individual or just a few persons
  • Building/renovating expenses of any kind
  • Costs to defray meeting, conferences, workshops or seminars expenses
  • Payment of travel of individuals or groups
  • Re-granting organizations
  • Post-event fundraising
  • Multi-year gifts


  • If an organization has been funded three years in a row, (2010, 2011, 2012) we ask that you wait until August 15, 2014 to apply again. After funding a program for three years in a row, we would like to see some sustainability for one year without us.
  • Requests for funding are limited to one request per organization
  • Other than the grant application and information requested on the applications, no additional materials are to be submitted • Will only grant funds to organizations that have tax-exempt status under Section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • A proposal asking to consider providing a portion of the support for a project will generally receive greater preference than one seeking exclusive funding
  • Offer choices of funding at three donation levels.
  • The 1st and 10 Foundation grant limit is $25,000, although most grant amounts range between $1,500 and $15,000. For organizations and projects new to us, we prefer to start at a more modest level and work toward building a long term relationship
  • Grant making policy places more emphasis on specific project proposals than on general operating fund or capital campaign projects.
  • Organizations that receive a grant will be required to complete a post grant evaluation (that will be given to you once awarded the grant) by July 15, 2014. Not completing the form, will eliminate future funding.
  • Incomplete grant applications will not be considered black porn for funding.